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Running on the Roof of the World

Banned in Tibet Two words that can get you locked in prison without a second thought I watch the soldiers tramping away and call the words after them 'Dalai Lama'Tash has to follow many rules to survive in Tibet a country occupied by Chinese soldiers But when a man sets himself on fire in protest and soldie. More like 35 stars although I think I would have rated this 4 stars if I d been in the target age groupRunning on the roof of the world is an important story about oppression and not letting the evil done to you change you If you re aware of the situation in Tibet which has been going on since the 50s then you ll understand the setting for this story If you don t knowabout it yoy really should go and find out There are plenty of news items on exactly the same kinds of invasion and occupation in other countries but a curious silence in the media about Tibet and really that needs to change Despite the serioys subject matter this is an easy read very fast paced and geared firmly towards it s target audience It s an adventure story in the vein of The Silver Sword but I found it packed less of a punch emotionally than that book did I liked the story but I never felt close to the characters I think even as a child I would have wanted character growth and details about Tibet The ending was perhaps a little too pat but I can hardly blame the author for chosing a note of hope from such a dire situation I strongly concur the rest of the world should be listening to Tibet s cries for helpRecommended for midgrade readers and fellow librarians and educators or anyone who wants a not too unpleasant introduction to the topic Make your own model forts & castles rules to survive in Tibet a country occupied by Chinese soldiers But when a man sets himself on fire in protest and soldie. More like 35 stars although I think I would have Tremors of Fury (The Days of Ash and Fury rated this 4 stars if I d been in the target age groupRunning on the How Julian and Nigel Turned Each Other Gay (Inadvertently), or So They Both Claim roof of the world is an important story about oppression and not letting the evil done to you change you If you Illustrated Workbook for Self-Therapy for Your Inner Critic really should go and find out There are plenty of news items on exactly the same kinds of invasion and occupation in other countries but a curious silence in the media about Tibet and A Daddy for Christmas read very fast paced and geared firmly towards it s target audience It s an adventure story in the vein of The Silver Sword but I found it packed less of a punch emotionally than that book did I liked the story but I never felt close to the characters I think even as a child I would have wanted character growth and details about Tibet The ending was perhaps a little too pat but I can hardly blame the author for chosing a note of hope from such a dire situation I strongly concur the Banned in Britain rest of the world should be listening to Tibet s cries for helpRecommended for midgrade Hour of the Beast readers and fellow librarians and educators or anyone who wants a not too unpleasant introduction to the topic

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Join 12 year old Tash and her best friend Sam in a story of adventure survival and hope set in the vivid Himalayan landscape of Tibet and India Filled with friendship love and courage this young girl's thrilling journey to save her parents is an ideal read for children aged 9 12There are two words that are. Loved this Unusual setting likeable characters short chapters and a page turner of a story Loved the chapter title pages too I think this would be perfect for UKS2 The Homelanders (The Homelanders, read for children aged 9 12There are two words that are. Loved this Unusual setting likeable characters short chapters and a page turner of a story Loved the chapter title pages too I think this would be perfect for UKS2

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Rs seize Tash's parents she and her best friend Sam must break the rules They are determined to escape Tibet and seek the help of the Dalai Lama himself in IndiaAnd so with a backpack of Tash's father's mysterious papers and two trusty yaks by their side their extraordinary journey across the mountains begi. E ARC from NetgalleyWhen Tash and her friend Sam witness a man self immolating himself in the market place in their small Tibetan town they are scared for many reasons The police frown on any activity they do not approve and punish the transgressors heavily Sam s father is so bludgeoned by his surroundings that he doesn t care all that much about taking care of Sam but Tash s parents are both supportive of her and resistant to the Chinese government Her father writes what the government tells him in the local newspaper but also distributes anti government leaflets When the police come knocking on their door they give Tash some papers and a few supplies and tell her to hide and meet them later They never come Tash and Sam talk and decide to attempt to travel to India and ask the Dalai Lama for help They borrow two yaks from a neighbor and set off across the cold and treacherous landscape to India It s not easy and they don t trust anyone they meet When they get to India will they even be able to get the help they needStrengths If I ever have to travel in the Himalayas I am definitely making sure I have access to a yak This is what I learned from this book That and it s essential to carry dried yak dung with me to make a fire I love this sort of detail I have been looking for stories set in this area of the world especially Nepal and Bhutan since I have students who were born in those countries but I ll take what I can get This was a fantastic survival adventure story with vivid details about traveling through the mountains The brilliant part of the book was how it addressed the political climate in Tibet so that younger readers can understand it and they can see how it affects someone who is their age Weaknesses Because this started with the author s note about being raised in the Himalayas and the characters had vaguely Western names I thought at first that they were Westerners living in Tibet and was momentarily confused It didn t take long to be set straight and this could just be my reaction I wish there had been a few notes about history related to this just because some readers will not uite understand how the real situation is What I really think Definitely looking forward to sharing this with my readers next year I ve spent all of the money I had for books next order will be in August Banned in Britain rules They are determined to escape Tibet and seek the help of the Dalai Lama himself in IndiaAnd so with a backpack of Tash's father's mysterious papers and two trusty yaks by their side their extraordinary journey across the mountains begi. 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  • Paperback
  • 280
  • Running on the Roof of the World
  • Jess Butterworth
  • English
  • 02 December 2019
  • 9781510102088

10 thoughts on “Running on the Roof of the World

  1. says:

    This is a great debut a race for safety set against a fraught political backdrop of protests and arrests in occupied Tibet Tash and Sam must escape across the mountains after a protest leads to their families being captured by the army The prose is short sharp and choppy but beautiful and evocative at the same

  2. says:

    Beautiful to look at and easy t

  3. says:

    Loved this Unusual setting likeable characters short chapters and a page turner of a story Loved the chapter title pages too I think this would be perfect for UKS2

  4. says:

    Living under the rule of a Chinese occupation twelve year old Tashi sees her parents taken away from her small Tibetan home Suspected of being involved in an underground revolution to overthrow this rule or at the very least inform the outside world of what is going on Tashi’s parents find themselves imprisoned and her only hope seems to cross the Himalayas to India and seek help from the Dalai Lami Accompanied by her friend Sam and a pai

  5. says:

    More like 35 stars although I think I would have rated this 4 stars if I'd been in the target age groupRunning on the roof of the worl

  6. says:

    Trigger warnings self immolation gunshot wounds oppressive regimes?35 stars This is a solid middle grade story about a young Tibetan girl and her best friend trekking into India in search of the Dalai Lama Along the way they deal with soldiers and resistance members and not knowing who to trust It's compelling and full of action but I had a couple of issues with it 1 The characters are Tibetan but their names are abbrev

  7. says:

    E ARC from NetgalleyWhen Tash and her friend Sam witness a man self immolating himself in the market place in their small Tibetan town they are

  8. says:

    When Running on the Roof of the World arrived in my mailbox I didn't waste any time I dove right in It was just as good as I was hoping forWhen her parents get taken in for uestioning by Chinese soldiers Tash and

  9. says:

    I wanted to enjoy this than I did and it had potential but ultimately it felt rushed and it wasn't the book I was expecting and so I finished it disappointedThis book introduced me to the recent history of Tibet which I am grateful for as I knew nothing about it before reading this book and to its credit it prompted and encouraged me to fi

  10. says:

    I liked what the story was trying to be but something just wasn't there for me the chapters were very short sometimes a good thing a

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